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Hanging Spiral Tree, Christmas Tree RND135 14" x 30"

Haiti
$38.50
  • Hang this crazy spiral tree by hooking one end of an ornament hanger through the hole at the top of the star and the other end to a small hook that has been screwed into the ceiling. If you need more length, use clear filament, but remember your tall guests. It hangs down 30" already!
  • Though it comes with a protective weather-proof coating, it will wear off over time outdoors and rusting can occur. You can prevent this from happening by spraying on a clear enamel coating. Once a year is plenty. Now, how easy is that?
  • We support our artists by following the principles and practice of fair trade.
  • In the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, the air rings with the sound of metal banging against metal. Workshops line the streets of the village and outside each are stacks of discarded 55-gallon drums awaiting transformation. To begin the process, the tops of the barrels are removed and the open barrel is stuffed with straw and dried banana leaves and then set ablaze. This burns out the residue and old paint and strengthens the metal. After the barrels have cooled, they are slit down the side, pried open, pounded flat and sanded down, giving the artist a smooth flat surface, much like a painter's canvas. The artist chalks his design onto the metal and then, using a hammer and chisel, begins the work of cutting the sculpture and giving it form, detail and dimension. When he is satisfied with his results, he pounds his signature onto the sculpture and seals it with a protective, weather-proof finish.
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  • Hang this crazy spiral tree by hooking one end of an ornament hanger through the hole at the top of the star and the other end to a small hook that has been screwed into the ceiling. If you need more length, use clear filament, but remember your tall guests. It hangs down 30" already!
  • Though it comes with a protective weather-proof coating, it will wear off over time outdoors and rusting can occur. You can prevent this from happening by spraying on a clear enamel coating. Once a year is plenty. Now, how easy is that?
  • We support our artists by following the principles and practice of fair trade.
  • In the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, the air rings with the sound of metal banging against metal. Workshops line the streets of the village and outside each are stacks of discarded 55-gallon drums awaiting transformation. To begin the process, the tops of the barrels are removed and the open barrel is stuffed with straw and dried banana leaves and then set ablaze. This burns out the residue and old paint and strengthens the metal. After the barrels have cooled, they are slit down the side, pried open, pounded flat and sanded down, giving the artist a smooth flat surface, much like a painter's canvas. The artist chalks his design onto the metal and then, using a hammer and chisel, begins the work of cutting the sculpture and giving it form, detail and dimension. When he is satisfied with his results, he pounds his signature onto the sculpture and seals it with a protective, weather-proof finish.

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SKU: RND135
Availability: 14" x 30"
Width: 15.00
Height: 30.00
Depth: 1.00
Warranty: 28